Welcome to Polly the Lorry.
The setting truly offers the most peaceful paradise.
The toasty wood-burner will keep you cosy whatever the weather.
A picture-perfect paradise!
Pull up a seat at the clever drop-down table and tuck into some delicious local treats.
The kitchen is perfectly equipped for your off-grid glamping getaway.
The cosy, raised double bed is idyllic for a peaceful night's sleep.
Positioned in unspoilt nature. No neighbours, just endless countryside views.
The shower-room is just foot steps away from the lorry.
Spacious and full of everything you need to freshen up after a day of adventures.
Upcycled and handcrafted features also run throughout the shower-room.
Quirky features throughout.
The raised deck is just idyllic for soaking up the sunshine.
Inside - outside living! That's our kind of hideaway.
Al fresco moments await.
Take in your peaceful surroundings and get lost in the beauty of an escape to nature.
Light the fire-pit and cook over a wood fire, or simply snuggle up under the stars once the sun has set.
So much space for you to relax and unwind.
Just through the gate is a secluded woodland for you to enjoy. Spend your afternoon reading a book in the hammock. What a dream!
What an idyllic set up!
Polly is nestled in the corner of a tranquil meadow. You'll feel a million miles away from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Can you spot Polly? And in the distance, you can see Chittlehampton Village. Only a short stroll away.
Close to South Molton, known as the gateway to Exmoor.
Whether you’re a beach jogger, plodder, paddler or bather, the golden sweep of Saunton Sands near Barnstaple is gorgeous and is only a 30 minute drive away.
Croyde again is around 30 minutes away and is recognised as one of the best beaches in north Devon – and we can see why. A popular spot for surfers!
National Trusts Arlington Court is around a half-hour drive away. (Photo credit Arlington Court).
Quince Honey Farm is five minutes in the car and makes for a lovely day out! (Photo credit Quince Honey Farm).

Polly the Lorry

5070

5.1 miles W of South Molton / Sleeps 4 (no children from 10 to 16)

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

A traditional family friendly pub in the heart of the village. Freshly prepared food is served daily in either the bar area, conservatory or garden with countryside views. Dogs are welcome and there's a childs play area available.

Nearest beach

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A great beach for children with acres of sand at low tide, shallow waters and usually calm seas. There are plenty of facilities nearby in the village. Dog restrictions apply so please check locally.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2022

Very busy doggy beach

Nice beach but a little too busy for us. Great that it is dog friendly but I think everyone with dogs goes there. More dogs than people.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2022

Instow beach

Instow beach is a lot more than 3/4ml on foot or by car from Appledore! And it is not walkable because there is a river in between!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2021

A dog’s paradise

We came in November and there were so many dogs and owners on the beach. My little dog was in her element.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2021

Great to visit whatever the weather

Great walks based around a village with good pubs, a fantastic deli (John's) and an amazing fish shack near the beach and car park The Glorious Oyster, serving great no fuss fish dishes


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Instow John's deli near the beach

Great deli for picnic boxes, fresh crab sourdough roll. Amazing cakes


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Instow John's deli near the beach

Great deli for picnic boxes, fresh crab sourdough roll. Amazing cakes


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2021

John's of Instow

Chocolate brownies to die for. Melt In the mouth and very chocolatey.

Nearest walk

You will find lots of lovely walks in this area however this one in particular is a lovely day out. Follow the River Taw downstream from Umberleigh through beautiful Devon countryside towards Barnstaple for about eight miles. The return journey can be made by train on the Tarka railway.

Nearest town

Umberleigh is a small hamlet that stretches over many miles and includes the villages of Chittlehampton, Atherington, Burrington and Chittlehamholt.

Also nearby

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2023

Beautiful gardens

Amazing place to visit even in the rain!! Beautiful gardens, credit to the staff! We had lunch in the restaurant which was amazing too - well worth the visit!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2023

Fabulous place, outstanding gardens

A return visit for us.
An exceptional day out if you love nature and gardens. We were lucky our visit coincided with the Festival of Apples in October. Beautiful place and everything offered is of the highest standard.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Fanstastic

Spent the best part of the day exploring the walks around the estate and through the fabulous formal and informal gardens, plenty of seating in the grounds to appreciate the flowers, plants and trees, choice of refreshment options from snacks to restaurant, a very good shop and parking very easy, worth the effort to visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Gorgeous day out

As an RHS member and regular visit to Hyde Hall I’ve been keen to visit the other gardens so when on holiday nearby, a visit to Rosemoor was a must. It is truly fabulous, we visited on a beautiful, sunny, summer day so we saw it at it’s best but I can see how there is interest whatever time of year you visit.

The staff are friendly and we received a great welcome and explanation of the layout when we arrived, such a lovely touch.

The garden is split into two parts, Lady Anne’s garden which has beautiful trees and planting best seen at a gentle stroll and the more formal gardens laid our directly near the entrance which are also stunning. The cool garden was gorgeous especially on a hot day.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Stunning gardens

Beautiful selection of show gardens and fabulous fruit and vegetable gardens. Well worth a visit and a cream tea


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Rosemoor RHS

Well worth a visit and 25 minutes from Forest View. Beautiful well kept gardens.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Mr

Lovely


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Roses Galore!

The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.

A traditional pub offering a menu created using locally sourced foods and great ales. Children and dogs are welcome and there's a play area and outdoor seating for use in the warmer months.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Lovely Pub

Friendly staff and lovely food. Very dog friendly too.

This traditional thatched village pub is packed with rustic charm. Aiming to serve mouth-watering food concocted from the best local produce, the Chichester Arms is a popular choice for those looking for good pub-grub at reasonable prices. Parking is available and there is outdoor seating for those sunny days.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Best fish and chips

Had a great meal here, my husband said was best fish and chips he'd had in years, and I enjoyed the roast dinner.
Our dog thought it was great too!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Great food

Super meals, very friendly.
Lovely atmosphere
Will be back


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2022

Friendly pub

Good food and service. Lovely old pub with lots of character. Not open Monday and Tuesdays


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Great food and service

A very old but homely pub - great food - very big portions- varied menu and very friendly staff.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2010

A traditonal thatched village pub with a good reputation for quality locally sourced food. A very good wine selection and local ales on tap. The pub suffered a fire in 2007 but has been sympathetically restored back to its former glory.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The Sunday lunch here is something to behold - meats from Devon’s best farms are the star of the show.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Stokes 2021

Amazing country pub in a very pretty village setting. Good selection of
local beers and food was to a very high standard. Not to be missed!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Superb Pub!

Super pub in a remote location. Good selection of beers and excellent food in friendly surroundings. Excellent!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

Cosy friendly proper pub

Gorgeous village pub which had a lovely feeling about it. The landlord was so geniune and the locals so friendly. The Sunday lunch was divine.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2010

A real find - delicious food in a friendly pub in the middle of nowhere.

Under new ownership as of August 2019, this traditional thatched roofed pub offers a warm welcome and pleasant outdoor seating. An ideal place to pop in for refreshments whilst exploring the local area.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2023

Fabulous food

We had a lovely meal in the Exeter Inn, just a short walk from our holiday home


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Brilliant.

We had to go back for the burgers 3 times because they where so amazing! It's all hand made from local produce! Love love love! Definitely worth a trip and the staff are really helpful! We turned up very late after a long journey down and they still made us food!

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